Thursday, April 28, 2011

Blogfest Bloopers and Special Guests

Tomorrow I'm being interviewed on the lovely Michelle Merrill's blog "Perfecting the Craft." (link) So I won't waste your time reading about me here today, when you can be reading about me there tomorrow! (Just remember to check back--LOL!)

Michelle is very cool, and she has great posts about writing and craft. If you're not already following, I'd recommend doing so.

In other news, I announced Dr. K's and my "Laughter is the Best Medicine" blogfest in my last post, and it was a total disaster.

First, my Mr. Linkey wouldn't appear. Then it did appear. Then I deleted it... AND everyone who'd signed up to play. Then I fixed it, and emailed everyone to apologize... I think everyone who signed up before re-signed up.

And that wasn't even the funny part!

Our graphic said "Monday, May 15" when everyone can clearly see Monday is May 16.

le sigh.

Below is the CORRECTED announcement for our blogfest, with Mr. Linkey below it. And it's my first blogfest (can you tell?), so I do hope you all forgive my technological ineptitude and inability to read a calendar and join the fun! (Here's the link to my lovely and much more talented partner, Lydia Kang.)

Here's how it works. Sign up with Mr. Linky below, then on May 16, do the following:
  • Post your favorite writer joke.
  • If you don't have a writer joke (are there any?), post your favorite job-related joke.
  • And if you don't have one of those (either writer- or work-related joke), post your favorite joke (or funny story).
See? We're making it super-easy, and we hope it will brighten everyone's day. Maybe help those of you recover from your A-Z challenge.

And help us spread the fun! Grab the graphic, post it on your blog, and link it back here (or to Lydia). Your prize is a better heart--because of the laughter. (Get it?)


Have a great weekend, reader-friends! Til Monday~ <3

51 comments:

Jessica Bell said...

hehe, sounds cool! I'm in.

salarsenッ said...

I'll give it a try, although I have no idea if I can come up with something. :)

Clarissa Draper said...

Ah, it happens. But, can't wait. I'm going to create my own joke...unless I can't think of one.

Pk Hrezo said...

Oh geez, Leigh, what a disappointment. I am gravely disappointed you didnt have everything in top top shape. *shakes head with a sigh*
J/K It's all good, girl. I'll post a link today! :)

Janet Johnson said...

What a fun idea for a blogfest! And totally laughing at the problems. It makes it all the more memorable, no? :D

Old Kitty said...

Yay for getting Mr Linky in line!!! :-)

Good luck with your blogfest and look forward to your interview - and no it's not up yet cos I checked the link!!

I'm sending healing hugs to Michelle Merrill! Take care
x

Laurel Garver said...

I think all the blogfest disasters just underline the theme all the more--how absurd life can be and we just have to laugh! :-D

Anita said...

What a great idea, Leigh! Hmm. If I can come up with a good joke, I'm totally doing this...

LTM said...

@PK--LOL! Yes, I know. It's troubling when I can't get it together... *snort* :D

@Anita--Hey! Thanks for playing! I think it'll be a fun little day-brightener. :o) <3

walk2write said...

I'll have to scour my brainpan to scrape up a good joke. I was hoping to take a few weeks off from blogging after the A-Z Challenge, but maybe a couple of them are enough:)

Dawn Brazil said...

This is a fun idea. Can't wait to laugh my butt off.

Talli Roland said...

Sounds like you're having about as much fun technology wise as I am today!

My Blog is Down So I'm Temporarily Here

Summer Ross said...

Well blooper or no when it comes to blogfest just remember they are for fun. I truly hope it hasn't caused you too much stress. I think you have it all set up right, and it will work out.

I'll go check out the "perfecting the craft" link. Have a fairy wonderful day!

N. R. Williams said...

That sounds awful, L. Unfortunately I am buried critiquing three friends with their entire ms. Plus my own books and keeping up with blogs and emails. The last I am failing at miserably. But I know you're going to have fun.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium.

Myne Whitman said...

I've got the correct graphic now.

Hart Johnson said...

*giggles* Sounds like how it would work for me...

Dawn Kurtagich said...

Man, I do that kind of stuff all the time it seems! :D Welcome to the awesome "D'oh!" club :)

<3

Michelle Merrill said...

Leigh! Ah! I'm glad I stopped by. I didn't know you were posting this today. The interview will be up tomorrow :) I'm starting to feel better. I think my kids thought I'd become one with the couch. It was horrible. Thanks for the shout out!

M Pax said...

Michelle Merill is lovely. Will pop over to see you there.

Looking forward to the blogfest. :D

DEZMOND said...

I hope there will be some animal jokes, I love those best :)

LTM said...

@Summer--I'll be up at Michelle's tomorrow! woo--and I hope the fest goes much smoother than the setup~ :D

@Dawn--LOL! Yay!!! Clubs built around Homer Simpsonisms rule~ d'oh! :D <3

Jemi Fraser said...

Sounds like fun! I don't know if I'll have a computer back by then but I'll pop on back if I do! :)

Shannon said...

Monday is a non blog day for me, but I had to stop by to tell you congrats on the agent signing. Same ol' same ol', huh?

I am SOOO thrilled for you! Well done! =)

erica and christy said...

Off to find Michelle - yay for your interview!!

Did I ever tell you about last February, when I thought the date of our blogfest fell on a Friday when it actually fell on a Thursday?? Yeah, Christy posted and I had...nothing. Nothing. Total ericafail. So you're good!!
erica

erica and christy said...

ooh ooh ooh! for J i posted jokes! and found a fun link for writing jokes. i can't wait to revisit them! :0) christy

Vicki Rocho said...

I don't know any jokes, but since this is a MONDAY and you allow a funny story, I'll have to do something sufficiently humiliating before May 15th to post about.

Hoping you and the fam stayed clear of those storms! Every morning I turn on the news and another southern state is getting pummeled!

Donna Hole said...

I posted it in my side bar. Sounds like a lot of fun.

........dhole

Angela Felsted said...

Thanks for the update. Now I need to do some schedule changes on my blog.

BECKY said...

Hi! I'm here via Lydia's blog. This sounds like great fun, so I'm joining, too. Thanks!

Ellie said...

Oh, no. And oh, Yay! I love blogfests. I'll add it to my blogfest page.

Ellie Garratt

Lydia K said...

Yer makin' me blush, Leigh.
Hooray for us newbie blogfesters!

(Um, is it bad that I called us something with the word "fester" in it?)

RaShelle said...

LOL - Troublesome Mr. Linky. Excited to play. =D

Ella said...

Sounds like fun! I will have to go check out your interview~xXx 555

Anita said...

Hey Leigh! If you get a chance, drop by my blog this coming Monday. I have a gift for you. :)

LTM said...

@Anita--yay! Okay, can't wait to see!! Thanks~ :o) <3

Lynda R Young said...

This sounds like lots of fun. I won't be able to take part. I'll be super busy at that time, but I'll pop in to see everyone's entries.

Melissa Kline said...

I'm in! Sounds like fun. Looking forward to a good laugh. :)

~Melissa
Reflections on Writing

Portia said...

Great idea! I think writers sometimes tend to be too serious--we could all use a good laugh :-)

LTM said...

@Melissa--Yay! Thanks for playing! I'm hoping it runs much smoother than the set-up--and is even more amusing~ :D <3

Trisha said...

Right - I've signed up, and I already know the joke I'll share. It's my favourite, and it's VERY VERY LAME. :D

LTM said...

@Trisha--woo! The lamer the better, yes? And who knows. Your lame could be someone's gut-buster... :D LOL!

Loralie Hall said...

Awesome idea - looking forward to the blogfest and reading more of your posts ^_^

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

Alright, I have never done one of these before but I'm TOTALLY gonna do it.
Fingers crossed, I don't totally screw up.
Any excuse to share good jokes, right? Am I right? Is this thing on?

LTM said...

LOL! Bring it, Shelly! It's gonna be awesome~ :D <3

Jane Isfeld Still said...

HELP!!! :) I WANT to join the blogfest but everytime I try it says I have to include &#39,http://;&# etc. Anyway I did that too and it wouldn't let me on. My name is jane still and address is janeisfeldstill.blogspot.com
Can you help me. :) THANKS

Trisha said...

I told my joke ;)

Lady Gwen said...

What a nice way to have a little fun. Thank you!!

LTM said...

@Trisha--very good. I can't wait to read it. :D *snort* LOL!

@LG--Hooray! You bet, and thanks for playing~

lightingliramor said...

This is cool, I'd like to participate, but I just heard about it a couple minutes ago (from Sarah Fine's blog) and I don't think I can come up with something before midnight. Can I join late?

LTM said...

@light--sure! I mean, it already happened, but jump on and have fun!!! :D

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Laughter truly is the best medicine. Thanks for the uplifting post.